DA-11 sees expansion of coffee farms in Davao region in 4 years

The Department of Agriculture in Region 11 (DA-11) is bullish about the expansion of coffee production areas in the Davao Region to 20,000 hectares in 2022 from the current 16,000. Melani Provido, DA-11 High-Value Crops Development Program Coordinator, said DA sees an increase in the area, at least by 20 percent, and the production of coffee to 100 percent, or about one metric ton per hectare per year. In a business forum on Tuesday, Provido said coffee is one of the priority programs of the DA. The agency focuses on…

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